Beyoncé Wants You To Ban The Word 'Bossy' From Your Vocabulary

Beyonce and other stars speak out to ban the word bossy.

Beyoncé—along with big names like Condoleezza Rice, Diane Von Furstenberg, Jennifer Garner, and of course, Sheryl Sandberg—are encouraging women and girls to banish the word "bossy" from their vocabulary. In the above minute-long PSA, the powerhouse group of women suggest that we label women ambitious, fearless, and leaders. No convincing needed here!

Statistics show that girls are less interested in leadership by the time they reach middle school because they worry about being called "bossy." The stars talk about listening to one's own voice in order to change the world. The best part? Beyoncé shows us, once again, that she runs the world by clarifying, "I'm not bossy. I'm the boss." #BowDown

Hallie has worked in beauty editorial for ten years and has been editorial director at Byrdie since 2021. Previously, she was a senior editor at Byrdie since 2016. During her time at Byrdie, she's written hundreds of high-performing stories on skincare, wellness (including fitness, diet, mental health, body image, et al) makeup, and hair. She's a regular on set, helping to source inspiration for makeup and hair looks, as well as interviewing celebrities, models, and other notable women and men in the beauty space.

Before that, Hallie ran Marie Claire's social media and wrote beauty and culture stories for the site, and helped launch Time Inc.'s digital-only beauty brand, MIMI. After college, she contributed to Time Out New York’s Shopping & Style section before landing her first beauty editor gig at Hearst's Real Beauty. Hallie's writing has also appeared in ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle. Hallie graduated with a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.